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'Olympic Pride, American Prejudice', the 18 African-American Olympians that defied Jim Crow and Hitler




'Olympic Pride, American Prejudice'
'Olympic Pride, American Prejudice'
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Let's take it back to the Olympics. Way back...to the 1936 Games in Berlin.

That was the year that 18 African-American Olympians defied Jim Crow and even Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals.  A new documentary titled "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" explores those games and what it meant for race and sports in this country. 

For more, writer and director of the film Deborah Riley Draper, joined the show to discuss.

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.

You can catch the movie at the Laemmle Monica Film Center, more information here.